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Sony PXW-FS7 Mark II

Sony PXW-FS7 Mark II

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Manufacturer Sony

Summary

The Sony PXW-FS7 Mark II is an update to original FS7 camera with a 4K Super35 CMOS sensor capable of capturing high-quality 4K footage internally onto XQD cards as well as shooting up to 180 frames per second (NTSC) or 150 frames per second (PAL) slow motion footage. It also boasts a variable ND filter and a positive lock style E-mount lens mount.

Overview

  • 4K Super35 CMOS sensor
  • 4K, QFHD & HD internal recording
  • XAVC-I 4:2:2 10-bit (4K & QFHD up to 600Mbit/s and HD up to 222Mbit/s)
  • XAVC-L 4:2:0 8-bit (QFHD up to 150Mbit/s)
  • XAVC-L 4:2:2 10-bit (HD up to 50Mbit/s)
  • MPEG 4:2:2 8-bit (HD up to 50Mbit/s) (minimum broadcast standard)
  • ProRes Standard & ProRes HQ 4:2:2 10-bit (HD only with XDCA-FS7 unit)
  • SLog2/SLog3 gamma options for 14 stops of latitude
  • BT2020 colour space (new feature)
  • Shoots onto XQD cards (64GB ~ 70mins in XAVC-I HD1080 25P)
  • Interlaced and progressive
  • 180 frames per second (NTSC) or 150 frames per second (PAL) in XAVC-I HD 1080P
  • Variable internal ND filter (new feature)
  • Positive Lock E-mount with EF mount adapter or optional PL mount adapter (new feature)
  • High light sensitivity (Base ISO 2000)
  • Extendable handgrip with built-in user function buttons
  • XDCA-FS7 extension unit available as optional extra

Useful Information

Sony has expanded its FS series Super 35mm professional family with the addition of the new FS7 II camcorder. The new model builds on the original FS7’s strengths by adding advanced features including Electronic Variable ND technology, a lever lock type E-mount and a new mechanical design for faster and easier set-up.

Since its introduction in 2014, the FS7 has become one of the most widely used cameras in a range of production applications and the original model remains in the Sony line-up. The new FS7 II now gives creative professionals a broader range of creative tools, with new features all based on end user feedback.

The new FS7 II camcorder is designed for long-form shooting and production applications, especially for documentaries and independent filmmaking. Amongst the many enhancements outlined below, the FS7 II can also record in BT2020 colour space, hence making it ideal for today’s 4K broadcast productions.

FS7 II dramatically improves the experience of shooting with Sony’s ultimate documentary camcorder and simply one of the world’s most versatile Super 35mm camcorders. A host of enhancements, from an all-new lens mount to world-leading Electronic Auto Variable ND system and enhanced ergonomics, transform the possibilities of what you can do.

Shoot and move. Handheld, shoulder-mount or suspended from a gimbal. FS7 II delivers the spectacular imagery you expect from Sony.

Electronic Auto Variable ND. Shooting with FS7 II is a truly liberating experience – shoot and move with no need to worry about changing light conditions, no time when fiddling with exposure settings or changing filters. Sony’s unrivalled technology continuously adjusts the density of the electronic ND filter without losing resolution while maintaining colour balance.

E-mount offers unsurpassed compatibility with both Sony and third-party lenses. And for FS7 II there’s an all-new lever lock design. Simply put the lens in place and rotate the collar until it locks in place. A lens release lever provides added security. Some larger lenses may no longer need a rig, while on those occasions where a rig is used – the process of switching lens can be simplified to save time. And of course, the E-mount can take cinema lenses and SLR lenses with a third party adapter, as well as Sony’s E-mount and A-mount lenses.

FS7 delivered a revolution in ergonomics, but Sony listened to cinematographers to make FS7 II even more comfortable to use, especially when operating for hours in the field. The number of assign buttons is increased from six to ten, all extra-large, while the LCD monitor arm and mic holder can be swapped for left-eye operation.

Weight

  • Approx. 2.0kg (body only)
  • Approx. 4.5kg (with viewfinder, eyepiece, grip remote control, BP-U30 battery, SELP18110G LENS, an XQD memory card)

Dimensions

  • 158.9mm x 245.2mm x 247mm (body without protrusions)

Power Requirements

  • DC 16.5V (battery pack)
  • DC 12.0V (AC adapter)

Power Consumption

  • Approx. 19W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP18110G lens, viewfinder ON, not using external device)

Operating Temperature

  • 0̊C - 40̊C (32̊F - 104̊F)

Storage Temperature

  • -20̊C - +60̊C (-4̊F - +140̊F)

Battery Operating Time

  • Approx. 1 hour with BP-U30 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP181010G lens, viewfinder ON, not using external device)
  • Approx. 2 hours with BP-U60 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP181010G lens, viewfinder ON, not using external device)
  • Approx. 3 hours with BP-U90 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP181010G lens, viewfinder ON, not using external device)

Recording Format (video)

  • XAVC-I mode: DCI4K 59.94P CBG, bit rate 600Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: DCI4K 50P CBG, bit rate 500Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: DCI4K 29.97P CBG, bit rate 300Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: DCI4K 23.98P CBG, bit rate 240Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: DCI4K 24.00P CBG, bit rate 240Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: DCI4K 25P CBG, bit rate 250Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: QFHD 59.94P CBG, bit rate 600Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: QFHD 50P CBG, bit rate 500Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: QFHD 29.97P CBG, bit rate 300Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: QFHD 23.98P CBG, bit rate 240Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: QFHD 25P CBG, bit rate 250Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: HD 59.94P VBR, maximum bit rate 185Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: HD 50P VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: HD 59.94i VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: HD 50i VBR, maximum bit rate 112Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: HD 29.97P VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: HD 23.98P VBR, maximum bit rate 89Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode: HD 25P VBR, maximum bit rate 112Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-L QFHD 59.94P/50P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-L QFHD 29.97P/23.98P/25P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 100Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-L HD 50 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-L HD 50 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 35Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-L HD 25 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 25Mbit/s, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • MPEG HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbit/s, MPEG-2 422P@HL

Recording Format (audio)

  • LPCM 24 bits, 48kHz, 4 channels

Recording Frame Rate

  • XAVC-I DCI4K mode: 4096x2160 / 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 24P, 25P
  • XAVC-I QFHD mode: 3840x2160 / 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • XAVC-I HD mode: 1920x1080 / 59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • XAVC-L QFHD mode: 3840x2160 / 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • XAVC-L HD 50 mode: 1920x1080 / 59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • XAVC-L HD 35 mode: 1920x1080 / 59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • XAVC-L HD 25 mode: 1920x1080 / 59.94i, 50i
  • MPEG HD422 mode: 1920x1080 / 59.94i 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • MPEG HD422 mode: 1280x720 / 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P

Recording Playback Time

  • XAVC-I mode QFHD 59.94P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 22 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode QFHD 50P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 26 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode QFHD 29.97P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 44 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode QFHD 23.98P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 55 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode QFHD 25P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 52 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 59.94P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 59 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 50P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 71 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 59.94i when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 118 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 50i when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 141 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 29.97P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 118 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 23.98P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 147 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 25P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 141 minutes
  • XAVC-L mode QFHD 59.94P/50P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 87 minutes
  • XAVC-L mode QFHD 29.97P/23.98P/25P when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 131 minutes
  • XAVC-L HD 50 mode when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 242 minutes
  • XAVC-L HD 35 mode when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 374 minutes
  • XAVC-L HD 25 mode when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 524 minutes
  • MPEG HD422 mode when using QD-G128A(128GB) approx. 262 minutes

Imagine Device (type)

  • Super35 type Single-chip Exmor CMOS

Effective Picture Elements

  • 17:9 4096 (H) x 2160 (V)
  • 16:9 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)

Built-in Optical Filters

  • Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND, Linear Variable (1/4ND to 1/128ND)

Sensitivity

  • 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance using Video Gamma: T14 (3840 x 2160/23.98P mode 3200K)

ISO Sensitivity

  • ISO 2000 (S-Log3 Gamma D55 Light Source)

Minimum Illumination

  • 0.7 lx (+18dB, 23.98P, Shutter OFF, ND Clear, F1.4)

S/N Ratio

  • 57 dB (Y) (typical)

Shutter Speed

  • 1/3 sec to 1/9,000 sec

Slow and Quick Motion Function

  • XAVC-I mode 3840x2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
  • XAVC-I mode 1920x1080: 1 to 180 frames (59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P) 1 to 150 (50P, 25P)
  • XAVC-L mode 3840x2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
  • XAVC-L mode 1920x1080: 1 to 120 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)

White Balance

  • Preset, Memory A, Memory B (1500K – 50000K) / ATW

Gain

  • -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC

Gamma Curve

  • STD, HG, User, S-Log2, S-Log3

Audio Input

  • XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48V selectable Mic Reference: -40, -50, -60dBu

SDI Output

  • BNC(x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI SMPTE292M/424M/425M

USB

  • USB device, mini-B (x1)

Headphone Output

  • Stereo mini jack (x1) -16dBu 16Ω

Speaker Output

  • Monaural

DC Input

  • DC jack

Remote

  • Stereo mini jack (Φ2.5mm)

HDMI Output

  • Type A (x1)

Option

  • 4-pin, Type A for W-LAN (x1)

Built-in LCD Monitor

  • 8.8cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56M dots

Built-in Microphone

  • Omni-directional monaural electret condenser microphone

Media Type

  • XQD card slot (x2)
  • SD card slot (x1) for saving configuration data

Hire a Sony PXW-FS7 Mark II from us and you’ll find the following included:

  • 1 x Sony PXW-FS7 Mark II camera
  • 1 x extendable handgrip with built-on user function buttons
  • 1 x Metabones EF mount speedbooster lens adapter
  • 1 x viewfinder attachment
  • 1 x folding viewfinder shade
  • 1 x top mic
  • 1 x Vocas shoulder mount baseplate
  • 2 x 15mm rails
  • 1 x set of Ronford Baker moose bars
  • 3 x 64GB XQD cards
  • 1 x XQD card reader
  • 3 x batteries
  • 1 x battery charger
  • 1 x camera mains unit
  • 1 x wet weather cover
  • 1 x XDCA-FS7 extension unit (optional extra)
  • 1 x IDX battery charger (with optional XDCA-FS7 unit)
  • 4 x IDX batteries (with optional XDCA-FS7 unit)

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